Another 25 Hawaii residents have been diagnosed outside of the islands and one has died.
Almost 6,000 people in Hawaii have active infections. As of Monday, nearly 300 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 related issues, according to Lt. Gov. Josh Green.
The Texas-based company operating Hawaii’s surge testing effort has not provided results to the state Department of Health since Aug. 30, a spokesman said in an email Tuesday.
The testing program will run through mid-September. Specimens are collected at testing drives across Oahu and sent to California for processing. As of Tuesday, 62 out of 7,184 test results received from Hawaii were positive — a less than 1% positivity rate — according to Mia Heck, a spokesperson with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Nearly 50,000 people have registered for a testing appointment since the program began last Wednesday. Anyone can get tested regardless of whether they have symptoms.
The H-3 freeway on Oahu was shut down Tuesday to facilitate mass testing for COVID-19. Traffic will be closed in both directions from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and testing stations will be set up inside the Harano Tunnel, Hawaii News Now reports.